Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

I’ve read the play and seen it preformed, you’d think I’d remember what Anthony and Cleopatra was about. Alas. I didn’t hate it, but I certainly wasn’t interested in it. For our class, we were divided into groups and assigned plays to base our midterm projects on. One group was assigned Anthony and Cleopatra, andContinue reading “Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare”

Othello by William Shakespeare

Othello‘s great! I mean, it’s no Hamlet, but I also have to stop comparing everything to Hamlet. Although, the thing I really love about the two plays are the characters. If Othello was in Hamlet, he would’ve killed Claudius with no hesitation. Othello’s irrationality and impulsivity was his fatal flaw in Othello, but he would’veContinue reading “Othello by William Shakespeare”

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

This is my favourite book that my degree has introduced me to. I don’t think I would’ve ever read it if I hadn’t taken that Children’s Lit course. Wind in the Willows is now one of my top 10 favourite books. I love it so much it doesn’t even sit with the rest of myContinue reading “The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame”

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

You can’t go wrong with a Shakespeare comedy. They’re fun, raunchy, and overall ridiculous. As You Like It was the first play we studied in my Shakespeare course. My professor sent out an email about two weeks before the semester started, and said it would be wise if we started reading As You Like ItContinue reading “As You Like It by William Shakespeare”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I have such complicated feelings about this one. We read Harry Potter in my Children’s Lit class. It wasn’t my first time reading, it wasn’t even my second time reading it. I don’t know how many times I have read Harry Potter or watched the films. They were a major part of my childhood. MeContinue reading “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling”

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

I’ll be honest, I didn’t finish this book. I got a third of the way through and gave up. It’s not a bad book at all! It was interesting to discuss in class. I just didn’t connect with Pullman’s writing style, and that’s ok. My professor, a sweet 80 year old man, had the stereotypicalContinue reading “The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman”

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

I was really excited to read Treasure Island. Adventure, pirates, and treasure? How could that not be a great book! It had everything I was looking for! Well. The scruples really put a damper on things. We read this book for my children’s literature course, where we learn what makes books popular for the kiddos.Continue reading “Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson”

Henry V by William Shakespeare

Don’t get me wrong, I love Shakespeare. I love his tragedies and comedies. Hamlet is my all-time favourite play, and I talk about it way too much. But Shakespeare’s histories? I absolutely hate them. Did I actually ever read Henry V? That’s up for debate. Literally. My professor for this course wanted to shake thingsContinue reading “Henry V by William Shakespeare”

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

I was beyond excited when I saw The Winter’s Tale listed in the course syllabus, because I knew studying this play was gonna be easy-peasy for me. That summer, I had worked at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival. I put on 10 minute puppet shows with Thou Art Here theatre that explained the main-stage Shakespeare shows.Continue reading “The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare”

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

The Hobbit is one of my favourite books. I first read it for school when I was in grade 10 and fell in love. There was a lot of relation between Bilbo and I, we both get anxious when our routines are disrupted, we’re the reluctant adventurers, and both have weird feet. My mom buysContinue reading “The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien”

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